Its autumn now and the colours here in Ontario are at their best right now, today this afternoon! The people who are supposed to stay home are following each other down the road. I wonder at it all. Fall has been the subject of not a few of my pieces, its fun to play with the vibrant tones of this season. If you have never seen fall in Eastern Canada, you should treat yourself! I love to watch as I wander the backroads to here and there, (the dump, the grocery). Its all a sight for sore eyes’ as they say, and only lasts a while. Some autumns are shorter than pthers, some drag on for weeks gradually lifting the veil of green to yellow, orange read rust and then grey…  is it the transitory nature of the days in fall that make it as attractive as spring? What is your opinion on that.  The sun is lower in the sky here in my part of the world. At about 45 degrees north our daylight hours grow smaller each day, culminating in December where once again the light begins to return. We all breathe a sigh of relief and wait […]
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summer again

September 7, 2007
by Karen Phillips Curran
Well, summer is back with a vengeance, a last big effort, heat billows around us and we swelter, hot sun belies the date. But I remember years ago, going to school in my new woolen uniform with knee sock in heat like this. My school tie ringing wet by the end of recess.So inside I stay under the shelter of this old brick building, cool.I frame and draw finshing off a small ‘canal’ piece of coloured pencil art on paper from Amsterdam last year, to give to the Judith Moore Gallery in Merrickville for an upcoming exhibit to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Kingston to Ottawa canal.
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